Master of Health Leadership and Policy in Seniors Care (MHLP)
The Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) in Seniors Care is designed to enable participants to lead, design and deliver comprehensive care and services for seniors in a range of community and institutional settings.
The proportion of seniors is accelerating rapidly. While many services are provided in the public sector there is an increasing number and range of services for seniors in the private and non-profit sectors as well. This demographic trends highlight the pressing need for health professionals who can create the future of seniors care in community and institutional contexts.
As a health care specialist in seniors care, you are responsible to improve patient outcomes and foster the well-being of seniors. You have to lead, design and deliver comprehensive care and services for seniors. With a dual focus on strengthening your skills in the technical aspects of seniors care and deepening your capacity as a leader, this program will help you to develop innovative solutions, manage collaborative teams and lead projects.
The MHLP is a 12-month degree starting in January. While 70 per cent of your Seniors Care courses will focus on your technical specialization, the remaining 30 per cent are leadership development courses that will enhance your business, communication and people skills. Delivery of the management and leadership courses are in partnership with UBC's Sauder School of Business. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about the MHLP in Seniors Care.
What makes the program unique?
It only takes 12 months to complete the program and get an MHLP degree. Starting in January, in the Seniors Care program, you will:
- Deepen your technical skills
- Sharpen your business skills
- Develop as a leader
- Collaborate with industry partners
MHLP students are required to have professional experience before starting the program. That means you will be part of a mature student cohort with a variety of professional and career experiences to draw on when you collaborate on projects with one another. Access to this diversity of knowledge and experience is essential to your development.
Read some of our alumni stories on our website to find out how our graduates have gone on to excel their careers with their UBC MHLP in Seniors Care.
Applications for January 2019, the MEL degrees will admit in three application rounds:
- 1st Round: June 1, 2018 (Decision by July 1, 2018)
- 2nd Round: August 1, 2018 (Decision by September 1, 2018)
- Final Round: October 1, 2018 (Decision by November 1, 2018)
We highly recommend international students to apply by June 1st to ensure plenty time to allow for processing of study permits.
TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement
IELTS Overall Score Requirement
Prior degree requirements
Applicants must hold an undergraduate credential in healthcare or related field (Nursing, Social Work, Occupational or Physical Therapy, Dietetics).
Applicants must have a minimum of three years of relevant experience with at least one year in seniors care.
Being a professional program, there are no scholarships, grants or funding offered by UBC for MHLP students. Students who require financial assistance are encouraged to look for external scholarships or loans that may be available to them. Provincial student loans are available to domestic students.